LS Weekly Update 9.23.2022
Gov Board Forum + STEM + PT Conferences + More
Final Week of 1st Quarter
First quarter ends next Friday, Sept 30th! All grades will be finalized and posted Friday at 9:00AM. This will ensure report cards are ready for Parent Teacher Conferences the following week (Oct 3-7). Be sure you check individual teacher or grade level team emails with information about final dates for collecting work or assessments, as well as Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Barro's Pizza Restaurant Night! We love eating great food and supporting our school! Don't forget - PTO is sponsoring a Family Board Game Night after the meeting on Wednesday, Sept 28th. Join PTO for their general meeting at 5:00PM followed by the 5:30PM Game Night. See below for more details!
KEEP SCROLLING THIS LETTER for:
- Governing Board Forum
- Apex Obesity Awareness Month
- PTO Membership & Events
- Bus Loop reminders
- And more :)
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read the LS Weekly Update S'more each Friday to stay informed with all campus events and happenings. Be sure to follow our facebook page, Instagram page, Twitter feed, and make sure you join our PTO and follow their page as well.
STUDENTS LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER
Priority Open Enrollment 23-24
Open Enrollment is underway for the 2023– 2024 school year. Through Open Enrollment, your child has the opportunity to attend any school of their choice, if capacity permits. Initial open enrollment applications should be submitted by December 5, 2022.
If you have a child starting school next year (any grade) and have a sibling who currently attends our school on open enrollment, you should also apply by December 5, 2022. Priority will be given to siblings of currently enrolled students if grade level capacity permits. You must apply online at dvusd.org/openenrollment. It is not necessary to reapply for Open Enrollment for currently enrolled students at Legend Springs, only new students wishing to attend.
For those of you with family, friends, or neighbors looking to attend LS next year, it is essential that you submit an application ASAP prior to the the closing of our priority window. In most grades, we typically have to waitlist the majority of students applying after December.
Families will be notified if the application has been approved or denied via email in January 2023. Upon notification, a registration must be completed online within 10 days of receiving the acceptance notification. Otherwise, the student potentially forfeits the approved Open Enrollment and will be removed from the waitlist, needing to reapply if still interested.
If you have any questions, please contact the front office at 623-376-4500.
PTO FAMILY GAME NIGHT ~~ WED, SEPT 28
6TH GRADE "CAMP SURF" ADVENTURES!
FRONT LOOP FOR BUSES ONLY
Thank you for your patience and adherence to these safety expectations.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATE FORUM
- DVUSD’s PTA/PTO groups are sponsoring a Governing Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Governing Board room. There will be a candidate meet and greet from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. prior to the forum. During the event, questions will be asked of the candidates running for two open seats on the DVUSD Governing Board. You can attend the forum in-person or via livestream at https://livestream.com/dvusd
- Watch for an email with more information, including how to submit a suggested question for the Governing Board Candidate
APEX LEADERSHIP CO - HAVE FUN & GET FIT TIPS!
PENNY WARS SUPPORT SOLDIERS BEST FRIEND NON-PROFIT
IMPORTANT DATES IN SEPTEMBER
Below is a list of key dates to note for the remainder of 1st Quarter:
Sept 23: Friday 2:00PM Release (Teacher PLC Day)
Sept 26: Monday NO SCHOOL (Fall Break Day)
Sept 28: PTO Meeting @ 5:00-5:30PM (library) & Family Game Night 5:30-6:30PM (MPR)
Sept 30: Full Day Friday 3:30PM Release
Sept 30: Grades finalized and posted
Oct 3-7: Parent Teacher Conferences
Visit the PTO Website for fall family PTO events & ways to connect with our amazing parent organization. www.legendspringspto.com
SPIRIT WEEK OCT 3-7
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS
Also-- no students will be released after 3:15PM from the office. If you arrive to pick up your child early to avoid traffic lines you will have to wait until the Kinder release (3:20) or 1st-6th release (3:30) to get your child. This minimizes classroom disruptions and ensures students are completing their full day of learning.
LOW COST INTERNET OPTION
A new government benefit, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), provides eligible households with a discount on internet services and devices. The benefit provides $30/month to buy internet service and $100 to buy a computer or tablet. Print this ACP flier
Cox is continuing to offer the Connect2Compete option for eligible families which allows families to purchase internet services for $9.95/month and includes a modem. The ACP program can be used to cover the $9.95 fee. More information here: www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html
WHAT HAPPENS ON EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS?
Early Release Friday
The majority of our Fridays are 2:00PM release days in DVUSD. These days are reserved for our campus Professional Learning Communities and Staff Development for our DVUSD staff. These 90-minute early release days offer teachers and staff the time for collaboration and planning throughout the district in order to enhance the education offered district-wide and offer the best learning experience for our students. These early release Fridays will occur most Fridays, with some exceptions. View the instructional calendar for more information. Visit the start and dismiss page to find out when your child’s school releases during those dates.
Library Clerk - Kindness Blooms at Legend Springs (books about kindness)
English Language Learning (EL) Specialist - Fun Learning For All! (language learning tools)
Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP) - Mrs. Mellen's Speech Room Tools
LEGEND SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
MEET OUR COUNSELOR!
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PTO MEMBERSHIPS STILL OPEN!
How is LS supporting a Standards-Based Mindset?
Our school is aligned to the DVUSD Standards-based mindset, which helps guide our staff in tracking and reporting academic performance related to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.
Students are expected to complete daily practice assignments/homework to reinforce skills and concepts learned in class. In-process learning assignments will be factored into a student’s final grade, but will only count for 1% of the entire grade. Daily assignments are essential in developing the skills and knowledge in order to excel on the summative assessments. Assessments will be 99% of a student’s final grade. There will be no opportunities for extra credit. Grades take into consideration mastery of standards and skill development. All grades are supported by appropriate documentation (e.g., anecdotal notes, work samples, checklists, portfolios, rubrics, projects, tests, performance assessments, etc.). The grade a student receives on any assignment will reflect an accurate assessment of the student’s performance on the assessment. No individual test, performance assessment, assignment, or project should be more than 25% of the total grade.
It is absolutely imperative that students keep up with classwork, daily assignments and discussions in order to fully comprehend and grasp the material. These in-process learning assignments directly impact student performance on assessments. A standards-based mindset also embraces allowing students opportunities to show learning through reassessment when appropriate.
We will continue to provide updates and clarification throughout the year regarding these best-practices for grading and reporting on student learning. We are proud of the work our students, staff, and administration are doing to align definitions of mastery and essential standards across our district, leading the state in proficiency and growth for all students in DVUSD.